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The Death of Santa Claus
Transcript of The Death of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Title Figurative Devices Attitude Paraphrase SHIFTS By: Charles Webb I think that this poem, "The Death of Santa
Claus", is going to be about when Santa
Claus passes away. Basically, this poem is about Santa Claus
when he is slowly beginning to get sick, and
eventually passes away. Then it changes
to where the narrator (a little kid) comes home from school and is angry because kids at his school doesn't believe in Santa Claus, to have the mom tell him sad news. Really, the poem didn't have any repetition or rhymes at all.
The sentences are a bit of run-ons, but it's because the poem is supposed to written by a kid. But one literary device that he did use was imagery, using words like "jelly belly" and "beautiful white world" to paint an image of Santa Claus and the North Pole. The attitude of the poem, in my opinion, sounded a bit sad/sorrowful, because it is talking about Santa Claus,
a magical figure in the eyes
of little kid's eyes, passing away. There's a change in scenery, going from the North Pole, to Houston, Texas, where the speaker of the poem lives. The tonedoes change from sadness for Santa's
death to anger from other kids telling the speaker that Santa doesn't exist. The Death of Santa Claus Born in 1939, Charles Webb is mainly known for his famous work, The Graduate. He graduated from Williams College in 1961 and declined the inheritance from his father, a wealthy doctor. He has a sequel to "The Graduate" called "Home School" published in 2007. Currently, Charles Webb is 73 years old. TiTLE When I actually really think of the title
and read more into the poem, I think it's
more like, when a little kid is beginning to
grow up and it's time for the mother to
tell the little kid the truth that santa
doesn't really exist, so basically, the poem
is about growing up. THEME In my opinion, I believe that the poem really talked about when you grow up from being a kid and learn the real truth that every kid will face in the future. The poem is about growing up. Cristi Lor
Patricia Vang Works Cited "Charles Webb (author)." Wikipedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc., 18 Mar. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Webb_(author)>
Webb, Charles R. "The Death of Santa Claus." Poetry 180. The Library Of Congress, 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2013. <http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/115.html>